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Thursday, Nov. 14

Trask Trunk Show at B.Barnett: You know what these boots were made for. Time to step out in a new pair, and B.Barnett is bringing the goods with a special offering of Trask's premium quality boots and shoes. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 5:3- p.m. For more info, click here.

Skee-ball Tournament at Esters: This SoMa restaurant is taking throwback Thursday very seriously with this old school tourney. Get your fill of good eats and beer specials while you show 'em how it's done. It all starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.  

"Manos: The Hands of Fate" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: Why get annoyed at bad movie cliches when you can laugh at them? CALS' BingoFlix series offers prizes to the eagle-eyed viewers who can fill up their card with hilariously awful cliches. This week features a 1966 flick that includes a family vacation and a pagan cult, so buckle up. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here

 

Friday, Nov. 15

America Recycles Day Celebration at The Bernice Garden: Let's show Mother Earth some love. This bash includes live music, face painting for the kiddos, eats from the El Sur food truck and brews from Flyway, Lost Forty and Buffalo Brewing, all while guests learn about organizations working to make Little Rock a little greener. Be there 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.

Spotted at the Governor's Mansion: We're seeing spots. This exclusive cocktail event is all about promoting cheetah conservation and raising funds for the Little Rock Zoo. Guests can meet animals from the zoo as well as a cheetah from the Columbus Zoo's Ambassador Animal Program. Get your growl on starting at 5:30 p.m. for VIPs and 6:30 p.m. for general admission. For more info, click here.

Dancing Into Dreamland at the Dreamland Ballroom: Dust off your best moves, it’s back. The annual fundraiser benefits Friends of Dreamland, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring the historic site located on the third floor of Taborian Hall above the Arkansas Flag & Banner store. The event offers guests a front row seat to a dance competition, plus the chance to take a whirl on the ballroom's iconic dance floor. There will also be plenty of good eats and libations to keep the party going. The dancing kicks off at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

"Gospel According to Al Green" Screening at Ron Robinson Theater: Arkansas native Al Green is a gospel preacher and local music legend, and here's your chance to see him like never before. Catch a rare screening of Green in action in 1984. The film starts at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 14 & 15

Holiday Art Sale at UA Little Rock: One artful weekend coming your way. Come browse the work of faculty and students featuring jewelry, ceramics, photography, drawings, paintings and woodworking. Stop by the pre-sale event with hors d'oeuvres and libations on Thursday at 6 p.m. or regular sale hours on Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Making Merry at Botanica Gardens: Time for a holly jolly workshop. Chris H. Olsen and Sarah Carr are teaming up to give you the 4-1-1- on how to make your home festive for the holiday season. The making starts at 9:30 a.m. For more info, click here.

Ballet Brunch at South on Main: As the Arkansas Festival Ballet sets out on its seasonal "Nutcracker" tour around the state, you can help kick things off in delicious fashion. Enjoy light bites, libations and performances by Arkansas Festival Ballet dancers. Brunch is served at 10 a.m. For more info, click here.

Dunbar Buzzzar at the Dunbar Garden: A fall craft market party? Don't mind if we do. Come load up on potted succulents, crafts, s'mores, drinks and food truck eats. Stop by 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Annual Hoedown at Hearts & Hooves: Grab your best bolo tie, throw on a belt buckle and join in on some boot-scootin’ fun at this annual fundraiser for the therapeutic riding center. The night includes dinner, drinks, live music from Canvas, silent and live auctions and more. The party starts at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.

Argenta Reading Series with Mark Barr at Argenta United Methodist Church: This monthly Argenta meetup connects writers directly with their audience by inviting both into an intimate space. This month, noted writer Mark Barr will present his work to the crowd, with Katoya Ellis Fleming performing the opening reading. The night starts with wine at 6:30 p.m., and readings start at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Good Night at Chenal Country Club: More like great night. This annual event is marking its 10th year with food, drinks, auctions and music, all to raise funds for Community Connections' free programs for children with special needs. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Five-Year Anniversary Party at the House of Art: HBD, HOA! This Argenta arts establishment is celebrating five whole years of music, poetry, comedy and art with a night of performances by Rah Howard, Keith Glason and "American Idol" season 14 contestant Apollo Vega. It all starts at 8 p.m. For more info, click here

 

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16

CARTI's Festival Trees at the Statehouse Convention Center: Can we get a giant glass of YES over here? The three-day festival benefitting CARTI returns for its 43rd year with the theme “Lighting the Path.” On Thursday, things get adorable at the Sugar Plum Ball, the perfect daddy-daughter date night. On Friday, Festival of Fashion brings the spectacle of a New York runway show to downtown Little Rock with looks from 13 local boutiques and a nod to the '80s. On Saturday comes Tux ‘n Trees, CARTI's signature black tie event with fine dining, dancing and live entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions. For more info, click here.

Break it down: your foolproof guide to CARTI's Festival of Trees

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

Sunday Reset & Recharge at CliqueCycle: This is how you start a week strong. PowHer Players, a group of women working to inspire and elevate each other, is hosting a complimentary, 45-minute cycle class with CliqueCycle followed by snacks and a pep talk on ways to set yourself up for a great week. The sweat sesh starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.

Opera in the Rock at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church: Join the city’s opera troupe for a night of fabulousness with the return of Divas in the Rock. This year Opera in the Rock will celebrate legendary singer Jessye Norman with a concert featuring music from her repertoire including opera arias and traditional African-American spirituals. Showtime is 4 p.m. For more info, click here.